January 20, 2011

P90X Part II: Dear Tony

Dear Tony,

Forgive me for I have sinned. It has been over three months since my last workout. I completed P90X and thought surely I would move on to another workout program. This didn't happen. I have no excuse, it just didn't happen. I even thought about calling you up one more time to start over but to be honest I was tired of your jokes and the repetition of the routine. I am sorry to say that. Now that I have been away for so long, I have decided to pull out my P90X DVDs, Meal Plan and Workout Schedules and give it another run. On Monday you will be happy to know that I started P90X strong, and I intend to keep going strong until the final day.

My first run at the program last year was hard. Not only was I overweight but I was truly out of shape. I shouldn't have stayed away for as long as I did. I was so happy to lose the weight I had lost, even though I wished it would have been more. Once I finished my first 90 days, I tried to stay active using my elliptical but let's face it, that machine can be SO boring. I had the best intentions to go ahead and start P90X again right after Halloween. If you're wondering why it's because I had hoped to look 100 times better in my Halloween costume than I actually did. I was determined after that, but apparently not determined enough. The first week of November came and it went, and the second week came, and it went as well, and before I knew it Thanksgiving was upon me. On the plus side, I did get a few compliments from my boyfriend's sister who was in town. She commented on how both Mike and I looked slimmer than we did the year before. This meant a lot to me since she only sees me once a year. My ultimate goal is to blow her away this year when she's in town. But I don't want to get ahead of myself.

After going home for the New Years holiday I discovered two things. I have worked hard and people do notice my drop in weight, but I realize I can't stop here, I have to continue and really hit my goals. I'm still not as confident as I want to be with myself and I still feel like I'm shrinking into the background because of this. That's where you come in. I am crawling back to you and begging you to give me another chance to BRING IT, as you say.

Thankfully even though it's been over three months since my last workout I'm happy to say I've kept the weight off. I fear my muscle mass has suffered from the lack of weight training but I'm happy that I haven't tipped the scales and completely set myself back to the beginning.

Monday was my day 1, as I said. I'm not going to lie, it wasn't easy, but it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be either. I feel stronger than I did the first time, which is the way it should be but I was happy to feel good in the workout, not defeated. Tuesday was hard, I've never been a true fan of Plyo. It hurst my knees, even if I modify my moves, but I pushed through and even worked on the bonus round. My legs hurt, my arms hurt, my chests hurts and at the risk of sounding silly, Tony, my boobs hurt! I want to yell at you and ask you what you're doing to me but in the end it's for my own good. Yesterday was awesome - I'm a huge fan of the arm workouts, you could bring them all day long. What made me even more happy was that I was able to start with a heavier weight this time. I'm not up to the weight I was using when I finished the program last year. It's still a little too heavy, but I can use the second weight I went to after beginning my first round and that makes me excited. I hope to see better results this time around since I can not only push myself a bit harder and lift more but also have the knowledge on how to do all the moves properly and often times without watching the video.

Bottom line is I'm back Tony. I'm back to fight another 90 days in this program and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me of my sins. I'll still have my once a week cheat meal and I'll still bitch to you as loud as I can while I'm doing Ab Ripper, but in the end I know you'll have my back.

So thank you for your time Tony. I promise to BRING IT!

Sincerely, Kelly [the girl with the "sprained" boob]

So there it is ladies n' gents... I'm on day 4 of my second round of P90X. I'm really looking forward to Yoga tonight, because I know in the next few weeks it will probably get on my nerves, but for now it will be exciting and enjoyable. I am hoping that I will be able to do better, push further and do more than I did with my first round of this program. I know I didn't share my final images with you when I completed my first 90 days, and I am sorry about that. To be honest, I wasn't impressed with them, or myself and I was a bit disappointed and slightly embarrassed. Later I realized I just need to give it another try and do the best I can. So I'll be documenting it all here again to hold myself accountable for my actions. I hope the rest of you working on your New Years Goals and Resolutions are doing well and together we can all make it happen for ourselves!!!

Stay tuned for my updates, my bitching and my ups and downs on this program!

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Anonymous said...

You can do it! :)

Jake just started another round, and I thought about doing it with him... maybe I should. LOL

Emily said...

Good luck girl!!! My hubs and I have the videos and I did them for a while before giving up because I blew my knee out! Darn!! I wish you all the best and good luck eith the yoga tonight... that was always the most difficult for me! At least the first 45 min. The first time I did it, I literally laid down on the mat after 45 min and took a nap while the video continued! Embarrasingggg!
(There's a little voice in my head saying "beachboddyyy" - oh, that's Tony's voice!)

Brownieville Girl said...

Best of luck - and mind those boobs!!

JG said...

Hilarious. Well, not really. But you know what I mean YO

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Love it! I do hope you keep posting about your progress because I too jumped (or climbed?) the wagon. I need all the inspiration I can get.

If you are interested on checking them out see All The weigh (blog) she lost 100lbs...also on Youtube look for Makeupgeek (this week she has a video on tips how she lost 90+ lbs)
Thanks for the inspiration

Sara said...

I had no idea you could sprain your boob.

Is that like twisting your tongue?

(Don't ask me how that happened.)

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Nina - I love make-up geek she's amazing and I noticed that she had dropped so much weight. Great for you that you're on the wagon!!!

Sara - I bet it's close to the same as a twisted tongue :)

Shannon said...

Dude, good for you! I've always been terrified of this mysterious P90x. I had always heard horrible horrible things about it (meaning it probably works) so I stuck with slightly less scary Jillian. But I've stuck with no one since having the baby and I need to get back at it. I look forward to your updates!

Dr. Cynicism said...

You are a brave, brave woman indeed. I have yet to complete a full 90 days of Tony's-brand-of-hell due to my suffering motivation and general apathetic nature. Wish you the best! Keep us posted!

foxy said...

You can totally DO IT. My husband is in the middle on Insanity right now and, though it's kicking his ass, he's looking really good.

Good luck!

P90Xer said...

LOVED your blog post. I just started my P90X journey for the first time and will def check back to stay motivated. Keep it up!

StarFish said...

Hey! I'm Jen.. also doing P90x and blogging my way thru it!

Love your blog :)
You're hilarious... glad to see your back in a 'relationship' w/ Tony! lol

Good luck!

Day Old News said...

Girl, I am scurrred for this program, but I just texted my co-worker to bring me the DVD tomorrow. Because I need to whip it, whip it real good into shape. Good luck to you.

Mnowac said...

Good luck! I am on week 5 right now. hate the yoga!

Minky {moo} said...

A sprained BOOB?? Wow. That's gotta hurt! After this bambino arrives I might have to try this...although I am terrified and a total wimp.

Staci Edwards said...

Love it!

400 Wakeups said...

OH P90X...you wench of a weightloss program. Congrats on blowing the dust off of Tony and all of his repetitive jokes. I wish I could say the same about Shawn but the truth is...I have the knees of a group fitness instructor. They don't do plyo. They can't do plyo. Anymore. I think your Halloween pictures were uber fantastic and I can't wait to see where else you take this program from here! I would say that we all dream of looking like Shandal when we're done, but the fact is, my German frame is such that that will never happen. And I can get over that. But I would kill to have that line of definition between my biceps and triceps. That line continues to evade me. So unfair. I would like to say that with Neal gone, I will throw myself into working out and basically be Julian Michaels on steroids, but the truth is, I will most likely become Barefoot Contessa and her husband the wine conossieur. But I can live vicariously through your ripped body. So, have at it! ;=D

And Kathleen said...

Eesh! So I just started P90X! I'm in week 2 and I already feel like I should have a 6-pack. And Tony is already starting to feel like an old friend.

Anyways, good for you! Get your game face on! ;)

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